The sequence is having fun with one in every of its best eras ever, however the curiosity has waned in recent times.
That is largely pushed by the retirements of huge names like Valentino Rossi, Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo, whereas the brand new crop of riders haven’t been marketed as nicely and the sequence’ greatest attract Marc Marquez has been absent with damage.
As a part of a transfer to spice up the sequence’ attain and supply extra worth to followers, MotoGP will introduce half-distance dash races to the Saturday of each grand prix in 2023.
It’s a transfer that has confirmed controversial and has divided opinions amongst riders.
Within the newest Tank Slappers Podcast, Autosport’s Lewis Duncan and Motorsport.com’s Oriol Puigdemont debate the brand new dash race proposal.
Additionally they have a look at the championship image following Francesco Bagnaia’s victory on the Austrian Grand Prix.
Whereas he has closed the deficit to Fabio Quartararo to 44, the Frenchman strengthened his personal cost after narrowly lacking victory in second at a circuit he was anticipated to battle vastly at on the Yamaha.